Björn Backeberg

Senior User Community Support Officer | skype: backebc

Björn is Senior User Community Support Officer of the EGI Foundation. He supports research communities from various domains, enabling their scientific applications by assisting them in making the best possible use of the advanced computing and data storage services available through the pan-European Infrastructure that forms part of the EGI federation of cloud providers and data centres.

Björn holds a Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography from the University of Cape Town. His research focused on the development of operational oceanography and ocean monitoring and forecasting systems supporting the development of decision support tools for marine and maritime end-users. Before he joined EGI, Björn worked at the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, where he played a strategic role developing, conceptualising and leading large R&D and industrial projects.